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Ryan Holloway submitted this image. With no data from the camera I would suggest Ryan go back to the original file and work on it using Lightroom which allows a lot of creative cont

Ryan Holloway submitted this image. I like the feel of it in black-and-white. Ryan darkened the background window scene but that has created some problems by leaving a random wisp of white, go ahead and clone that out. The photo is the man's face, beard and expression, cropping it just below the beard would keep the focus on him instead of the partial hand. Overall the image has some character but could be so much more. With no data from the camera I would suggest Ryan go back to the original file and work on it using Lightroom which allows a lot of creative control especially for a black and white image. More tonal detail in the shadows would add to the image. This is a great start.
—Melissa Macatee
Contributing Blogger

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This photo gets three and a half stars on the PopPhoto Flash rating system.

The PopPhoto Flash rating system.
*= This part of the camera is called the lens
**= Don't quit your day job
***= Good, but not yet great
****=So close you can taste it
*****= Yes, a thousand times yes!

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